Poison Ivy keeps her opponents away with powerful tools and traps, but has some handy tricks for up-close combat - here's the breakdown recap

Posted by Steven 'Dreamking23' Chavez • April 20, 2017 at 4:29 p.m. PDT

Today we saw the NetherRealm Studios crew breakdown three more Injustice 2 characters during the Watchtower stream. If you missed the stream, allow us to give you the recap starting with Poison Ivy.

NRS explained that Ivy is a character that wants to keep her opponent at a distance. She has several tools that knock her foe back and keep them locked down once they're in an ideal spot.

Before we get into her moves, here's a look at Poison Ivy's super.

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Keep away:

Baseline Ivy has a handful of powerful tools to zone the opponent out. Her upward drill is incredibly strong, tracking the opponent wherever they are on screen and knocking them further back. When meter-burned, a second drill will connect and pop the opponent up for a follow up combo.

She also has a whip-like weapon that allows her to hit from a distance. This can attack straight horizontally, hit low, and be used as a multi-hitting attack when meter-burned for extra lockdown and chip damage.

Ivy also has a nice trap for those who manage to power through her ranged attacks. Her ground roots bring forth a bed of thorns that deal damage to any opponent who dares stand in them.

Close quarters:

When Ivy is up close, she can press opponents with her kiss, which acts as a true throw. The meter-burn version causes a stun state that allows her to perform a follow up combo or attack.

Bark Skin also helps Ivy stay alive. This reduces her damage intake, allowing her to withstand offensive onslaughts better or perform better in a projectile war.


Nightshade, also known as "Pukey," is Ivy's plant pet. Acting as her character power, Nightshade spits projectiles that track the opponent's place on screen and can help create mix ups, improve zoning, and more.


Lastly, here's a look at just one of the potential loadouts you can equip Ivy with. Featured here is her thorny coat ability which deals damage over time to the opponent whenever she is close to them.

You can find the full Watchtower archive over on NetherRealm's Twitch channel.
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